A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004er8. Id of event: us10004er8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 02:06:30 / January 15, 2016 @ 2:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude -97.7975 West, latitude 36.9402 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 20:06:30 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haysville, Winfield, Mulvane (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NNW of Medford, Oklahoma.
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